The next scream you hear may be your own!

Date: 04/08/2016 13:52

Classic British horror invades rural Northern Ireland

Something wicked this way comes, as the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum plays host to two nights of classic rural horror!

Presented by Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive, National Museums Northern Ireland, the British Film Institute and FilmHubNI, these promise to be truly special screenings.

Shown in the atmospheric setting of the Folk Museum, each night the audience will have an opportunity to wander through the beautiful parkland on which the museum is situated and discover the charming period cottages, farms, schools and shops. Before the feature, there will be a screening of footage from Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive. Focusing on the theme of folk traditions, this material will include films newly digitised as part of the BFI’s Unlocking Film Heritage project.

25 August brings a screening of Wolf Rilla'sVillage of The Damned (1960). In the isolated village of Midwich a brood of blonde-haired children, eyes glowing like burning coals, exhibit frightening powers. The screening will be introduced by writer and historian, Dr Robert Curran, who will discuss the strange lore and legends that influenced the film.

Doors Open at 7:00PM
From 7:00PM to 9:30PM
Ticket Price: £7.00: BUY HERE

30 August and Vincent Price takes centre-stage in the Witchfinder General (1968). Almost half a century after its release, Michael Reeves' cult classic continues to divide audiences. Championed by some as one of the greatest British films of all time, dismissed by others as “a disgrace to the producers and scripters and a sad commentary on the art of film-making," and described by Alan Bennett as making him "feel dirty". Whatever your opinion, Witchfinder General remains a once-seen, never-forgotten film experience.

Before the screening of Witchfinder General, bestselling author Martina Devlin will discuss the research for her novel The House Where It Happened, a fictionalised account of the events of 1711, at Ireland’s only mass witchcraft trial.

Doors Open at 7:00PM
From 7:00PM to 9:30PM
Ticket Price: £7.00: BUY HERE

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